The season finished today. There are one or two games to go for others of course, a handful tomorrow, a cup final defeat for Hibs, and the like, but our season has finished. This means there will be no football for a couple of months. None, zilch, nowt! Of course we can pick up foreign Johnny's stuff but that's not the same. Now what shall I do? Who can I shout at if there is no football? How can I be cheered or depressed if the game does not take place? As there are no major competitions taking place this summer (I use the term 'summer' loosely you will understand) this means I have no reason to stay indoors on a Saturday. No football to watch in the afternoon, not one game, and I sometimes watch three!
Horrors! I may even have to go outside and talk to people! Julie at the museum will hear and drag me in to spend an afternoon stacking shelves again. My time will not be my own and with no football I will have nothing to converse about. I may have to listen to women's chat.
However before it all closes down we have the Scottish Cup Final next week. You will recall that at this time last season the Heart of Midlothian defeated (easily) the Hibernian by 5 (FIVE) goals to 1 (One) and that it ought to have been 10-1. Having won the cup once again we let it slide past this year but the wee team have decided to give it another go! Incredible considering the sadness (giggle) last year and the small but relevant fact that they have not won the Scottish Cup since 1902. How many years ago is that? There they are pictured about to start the celebrations by driving along Princes Street in Scotland's capital and heading down to their little ground on the old rubbish tip. (Hibernian's ground was once the area rubbish was dumped, but in Aberdeen the football ground was built on the area the er, dung from the police horses was dumped. Watching the team these days people tend to draw comparisons.) I note that they have planned ahead and given notice of where the open top bus will be travelling when they win the cup this time (stop giggling at the back). What has not been stated is whether the horses will be the same ones or not. Tee hee, some of these folks actually think they might win. You got to laugh aint ya?
One small point. In every town and city in the UK a cup winning team does this open top bus celebration through the streets. This however does not happen in Glasgow. The bus there, for either Rangers or Celtic, would be assaulted by hordes from the other side. That will not happen in Edinburgh or Leith. Fat chance of it being required next Monday, that's for sure!